Core Memory, a non-profit arts organization based in southern Rhode Island, is organizing and hosting a series of house concerts beginning in September 2017. A distinguished group of professional musicians is looking forward to meeting you and presenting classical music and jazz in a relaxed, informal setting.

The concerts take place in a private home near a scenic mill pond in the village of Peace Dale. The venue is ideal for an evening of entertainment and fine music. The performance space is a large living room with a grand piano and comfortable seating.

Our concerts consistently earn rave reviews from guests:

  • “We were thrilled. The performance, the setting, and your hospitality were all magical.”

  • “Wonderful setting, great piano, and terrific young musicians. Bravo!”

  • “One of the most wonderful nights I have had since moving to the United States … an extraordinary evening.”

  • “The entire series has been a bit of a revelation for this small place in the world. Thank you very much for bringing such wonderful talent to our community.”

And from performing artists:

  • “The piano is just marvelous and the setting is perfect for a salon concert.”

  • “Your series is incredibly valuable for us as musicians. I feel lucky to be able to be part of the first season.”

Join us!

To stay informed about our concert series, please sign up for our low-volume mailing list. You will receive one or two emails each month with information about upcoming concerts and other late-breaking news.

If you would like to make a reservation, please send us an email with your name(s) and the concert date(s) you want to attend. We want to encourage everyone to try this out, so there is no admission charge. To help defray our costs, we ask for a voluntary donation at each concert.

Core Memory relies on private communications and word of mouth to publicize our concerts. You can help us spread the word by sharing this web page with interested family and friends.

2018-2019 Season

“Without music, life would be a mistake.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche in Twilight of the Idols

Concert Date Program Artist(s)
September 8, 2018 piano four-hands Chengcheng Yao and Stefan Chaplikov
October 13, 2018 piano Kyle Orth
October 19, 2018* voice and piano Curtis on Tour
November 10, 2018 cello and piano Stella Cho and Jayoung Kim
December 8, 2018 piano Reed Tetzloff
January 12, 2019 violin and piano Suliman and Jamila Tekalli
February 9, 2019 violin and piano Sophie Wang
March 9, 2019 piano four-hands Arianna Körting and Robin Giesbrecht
April 13, 2019 piano Tom Hicks
May 11, 2019 oboe and piano Timothy Feil
June 8, 2019 flute and piano Evan Fojtik and Eugenia Jeong

*Private fundraiser

2017-2018 Season

“Performing concerts is such an intense and intimate experience, and yet over in an instant, that nothing else I know comes close.”Ivana Gavrić, 36, pianist

Concert Date Program Artist(s)
September 9, 2017 piano Benjamin Krasner
October 14, 2017 jazz vocalist Amanda Ekery and Andrew Boudreau
November 11, 2017 piano Seolyeong Jeong
December 9, 2017 piano Dongwon Lee
January 13, 2018 piano Chengcheng Yao
February 10, 2018 piano Sophiko Simsive
March 10, 2018 piano Christine Wu
April 14, 2018 jazz vocalist Amanda Ekery and Andrew Boudreau
May 12, 2018 piano Robin Giesbrecht
June 15, 2018 piano Christopher Goodpasture